Veteran praises decision not to appeal court ruling rejecting pension clawbacks


A disabled veteran who launched a class action against the federal government said he is thrilled Ottawa will respect a Federal Court ruling and stop clawing back money from veterans’ pensions.

Dennis Manuge broke down in Halifax on Tuesday as he thanked his lawyers, federal ministers and thousands of veterans he says will now see repayment of possibly $500 million that had been cut from their monthly payments over a period of nearly 30 years.

“This has been a very difficult experience for Canada’s disabled veterans, including me,” he said, with his 17-month-old daughter and wife looking on.

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